Beer Trivia Questions
What is beer?
A: Beer is an alcoholic beverage.
How is beer produced?
A: By the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar.
The starch and saccharification enzymes are usually derived
A: Malted cereal grains
Most beer is flavored with what?
A: Hops, which add bitterness.
Hops also act as a what?
A: Natural preservative.
What is the production of beer called?
Beer is the world's most widely consumed what?
A: Alcoholic beverage.
Beer is the third-most popular drink overall, after what?
A: Water and tea.
Some of humanity's "what" refer to the production and
distribution of beer?
A: Earliest known writings.
The Code of Hammurabi included what?
A: Laws regulating beer.
"The Hymn to Ninkasi", is a prayer to whom?
A: The Mesopotamian goddess of beer.
The Hymn served as both a prayer and as a method of
A: The recipe for beer.
What is the usual strength of beer?
A: It is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume.
Beer is associated with
social traditions such as what?
A: Beer festivals.
Beer is one of the world's oldest prepared beverages,
possibly dating back to what period?
A: The early Neolithic or 9500 BC, when cereal was first farmed.
Many Archaeologists think that beer was crucial in the
formation of what?
When was the earliest chemical evidence of barley beer date
A: Circa 3500–3100 BC from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran.
Some of the earliest "what" contain references to beer?
A: Sumerian writings.
The Ebla tablets, discovered Syria, date back to 2500 BC,
and reveal that the city of Ebla produced what?
A: A range of beers.
Almost any substance containing "what" can naturally
undergo alcoholic fermentation?
It is likely that many cultures independently did what?
A: Invented beer.
Beer was spread through Europe by whom?
A: Germanic and Celtic tribes as far back as 3000 BC.
The beverage the early Europeans drank might not be "what"
by most people today?
A: Recognized as beer.
The early European beers did not contain what?
In 1516, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, adopted the
Reinheitsgebot (purity law), according to which the only allowed ingredients of
beer are what?
A: Water, hops and barley-malt.
By the 7th century AD, beer was being produced and sold by
A: European monasteries.
One of the steps in brewing is to convert the starch source
into a sugary liquid called what?
Then the wort is converted into beer in a process effected
by yeast called what?
The wort is prepared by mixing the starch source (normally
malted barley) with hot water, which is known as what?
How long does the mashing process take?
A: Around 1 to 2 hours.
Beer is composed mostly of what?
Dublin has hard water well-suited to making what?
A: Stout, such as Guinness.
The Plzeň Region has soft water well-suited to making what?
A: Pilsner (pale lager).
The source of starch in a beer provides the what?
A: Fermentable material.
The starch source is also a key determinant of the strength
and what of the beer?
The most common starch source used in beer is what?
A: Malted grain.